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Bentgrass (Penncross) Seed


Bentgrass (Penncross) Seed

Pencross Bentgrass is considered by many to be the most beautiful of grasses with a tight, upright growth characteristic and a fine leaf texture. It has a deep blueish-green color, thick density, low growing habit and is considered a luxury cool season grass.

Bentgrasses spread by their long creeping stems, which extend over the surface of the soil. The joints (nodes) of these stems take root very easily, to form the thick, velvety turf for which Bentgrass is famous. It blends perfectly with Princess 77 Couch to provide a pristine, manicured golf course type lawn.

Penncross Bentgrass suits temperate Australian climates including Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania and New South Wales. It is not recommended in the far northern areas of Australia where the weather is consistently around 35 degrees. Unfortunately at these temperatures the roots cannot sustain the heat and die off.

Seeding rates:

  • New Lawns: 10 grams per square meter (1kg/100m2)
  • Overseeding: 5 grams per square meter (1kg/200m2)

For more information see below for Description and Features to see if this grass suits you!



Very fine




Slow spreading

Growth Rate




Penncross Bentgrass is a super thin bladed, very dense grass. The texture is very similar to carpet, which is why its the perfect choice for golf and bowling greens. It has an aggressive growth pattern which contributes to the high traffic tolerance of this grass.

Sowing Tips: Plant ensuring good seed to soil contact but no deeper than 0.7cm.

Optimal Planting Time: The best time to sow is when the temperature is consistently close to 18 degrees.

Germination: Germination will take place in 7 – 15 days, depending on soil temperatures. Limited use of the area can be expected in 6 weeks.

Water: Keep seedlings moist until well rooted. Penncross performs best on a sandy soil and tolerates clay soils with adequate drainage. Bentgrasses do not perform well in wet areas, however, Penncross can tolerate saturated soil conditions for short periods of time.

Fertilizing: Penncross performs best in soils with a pH of 5.5 to 8. It has a moderate annual Nitrogen requirement.

First Mowing: The first mowing may be expected within 30 days, or when the plants have sufficiently rooted.

Mowing Frequency: Penncross’s optimum mowing height is 4.8mm to 8mm, but can be adjusted higher or lower depending upon maintenance practices and intended use. Increased mowing requirements during the active growth phase is expected.

Disadvantages of Penncross:

  • Penncross requires moderate to high maintenance.
  • Penncross can be used for residential lawns but homeowners should investigate the care required for this grass, along with the soil, air and drainage requirements needed to make this grass grow before planting.

 Seed and Package Details: 100% Pencross Bentgrass, 80% Min Germination, 98% purity.

Independently Tested: A seed testing Certificate is available upon request.

Ideal Use: Golf Courses (fairways, tees and greens), Residential Lawns, Winter Overseeding of Bermudagrass Greens.

Where can I sow this grass in Australia?  Areas 4, 6, 8, 9.

Shade Tolerance: High

Sunlight Required: 4 hours

Drought Tolerance:  High

Traffic Tolerance: Excellent

Frost Tolerance: Good



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  • Warm
  • Cool

Warm season grasses thrive during the warmer months in Spring and Summer and may go dormant in cooler climates through winter.

Cool season grasses thrive during the cooler months in Winter

Seed information

Shade tolerance (Weather)

  • Full Sun
  • Part Shade
  • Heavy Shade
  • Full Shade

Drought tolerance (Weather)

  • Moderate
  • Good
  • Excellent

Traffic tolerance (Weather)

  • Moderate
  • Good
  • Excellent

Frost tolerance

  • Poor
  • Moderate
  • Good
  • Excellent

Average days to germination

  • 2-3 Weeks
  • 2-4 Weeks
  • 3-4 Weeks

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Customer Reviews

Based on 41 reviews

Prompt delivery. Seed has been down just over a week (and temps are cold) seems to be germinating pretty well so far.

Nick W.
Amazing Customer Service

What amazing service I received from McKays. Rang with an issue and was resolved in 5 minutes. Cant thank the customer service people enough.

Robert S.

Quick sprouting; nice and green

Lorraine B.

It was for my son

tim p.
On hold

I chickened out at the last minute due to our looming summer season.
I may wait until the beginning of autumn to reduce any heat spikes, and when light rain is dependable.

Dean B.
McKays are a Hole in One for me.

From an easy to use webiste, great online advice/info, prompt deilvery and an excellent germination rate my home built Par 3 is taking shape. With a 20mX18m green putting surface, I have been AMAZED at how quick the seeds have taken and launched skyward with a carpoet of deep green! Now, where is my mower?

Andrea H.

Bentgrass (Penncross) Seed

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